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File #: 60661    Version: 1 Name: Approving an inter-governmental agreement with the Town of Madison for the City to provide fire protection, medical services and fire prevention services.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/6/2020 In control: Fire Department
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Enactment date: 9/21/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00658
Title: Approving an intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Madison for the City to provide fire protection and prevention services, emergency medical services, and building inspection services for the Town and to enter into severance agreements with former Town firefighters.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. TMFD Fire EMS and BI Agreement (Final)
Fiscal Note
This resolution adopts a fire protection and prevention services, emergency medical services and building inspection services agreement with the Town of Madison. Effective November 1, 2020, the City would provide these services to the Town. In return, the Town would pay the City $166,122 on December 1, 2020 for the services provided in 2020, $996,732 on August 20, 2021 for services provided in 2021, and $830,610 on August 20, 2022 for services provided in 2022 (through final attachment of the Town of Madison on October 31, 2022). Ambulance conveyance fees currently levied by the City would also be charged for conveyances in the Town. Fire insurance dues payments currently paid to the town would instead be paid to the City. These "pass-through" revenues are anticipated to total approximately $288,400 annually. The cost or providing building inspection services will be recovered through City issued permits, as well as municipal prosecution in Madison Municipal Court. All of these revenues will be deposited in the City’s general fund.

As part of the agreement with the Town, and consistent with the terms of the Cooperative Plan with the Town, the City will be making severance payments to three Town firefighters who will not be seeking continued City employment following the transfer of services. These initial severance payments will be paid in two lump sums of $160,072.50-one in November, 2020 and the other in January, 2021, both of which will be funded by the revenue received from the Town. The ultimate cost of these three severance payments will be directly recovered from the Town through the annual service payments, which payments have been increased to account for these costs. Three Town firefighters are expected to be hired by the City as firefighters within the Department’s existing budgetary authority. If any of these Town firefighters are not hired, or if after hiring they are terminated other than for cause, these employees will also b...

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